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Cracking open the last closed platform: the TV. A beautiful, affordable console -- built on Android, by the creator of Jambox.
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63,416 backers pledged $8,596,474 to help bring this project to life.

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Posted by OUYA (Creator)

We’ve made it! We’re counting down our final hours on Kickstarter, and at 10 p.m. PT tonight, we’ll be celebrating. But until then, it’s business as usual. We’ve got jobs to do, people! And the first order of business is updating you on some new developments.

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GAME NEWS

Lots of you have asked for more details on the games that OUYA will support at launch. After all, we are a game console, it makes sense that we’d be talking games!

We’ve purposely been pretty tight lipped about our launch slate, but throughout our Kickstarter run, we’ve been having some exciting conversations behind the scenes. We’d love to fill you in on everything, but it’s just not possible. (And we’d have some legal teams coming after us!) That said, we’ve got great news from NAMCO BANDAI to share:

"NAMCO BANDAI Games and OUYA are currently in active discussions to bring some of the world's biggest gaming properties to the exciting new open gaming platform. NAMCO BANDAI brings with it a rich history of iconic gaming franchises, from classics like PAC-MAN and GALAGA, to seminal franchises like TEKKEN and Ridge Racer, and we're excited to explore how we can work with OUYA to bring some great titles to the forthcoming console."
-- Carlson Choi, Vice President of Marketing, NAMCO BANDAI Games America, Inc.

I know what I want from Namco Bandai on OUYA but we want to hear from you. Head to the Namco/OUYA Facebook page, and cast your vote for any games you’d like to see.

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FOUR CONTROLLER SUPPORT

In response to a lot of the feedback we’ve received: OUYA will officially support up to four controllers. After all, what’s the point of playing in the living room if the other folks on the couch can’t join in?

IMPORTANT: If you want your four controllers to arrive in March when your console ships--and this is particularly important for those of you ordering the limited edition--please make sure to update your pledge today so that everything arrives at the same time. (For example: Those who pledged $99 for a console with one controller, can add on another $90 to receive an additional three controllers in March, rounding out the set of four. And--because we know you’ll ask--if you’ve got your heart set on the limited edition version, we’ll make sure that the controllers are matched.) 

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PLEX

In addition to this gaming news, we at OUYA want to acknowledge that there are two sides to every coin. You’re either a morning person or a night person. (But not both.) Celtics fan or Lakers fan. (Maybe neither.) Horde or Alliance. Superman or Batman. Sith or Jedi. (You see where this is going.)

So, while tons of you were super psyched yesterday to hear that we’d support XBMC, many Plex loyalists clamored for Plex support on OUYA. We think they’ll be happy to hear that OUYA will support Plex. Why not try to please everyone? 

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WRAP UP

Lastly, we have some final statements as we close the curtains on our last Kickstarter update.

We’re in the final stretch. Yesterday was a big day. In fact, we sold out of the $225 reward level entirely. There will be 2,500 people (Only. Ever.) with their own names carved into these puppies. Pretty cool. The personalized name etching might as well read: Big Spender. Because that’s what we’ll be thinking when we see it in your living room!

It’s worth noting that we’ve also sold out of the Developers Special reward ($699). That means 600 developers can look forward to receiving a first-run OUYA (already rooted) in December. With that comes EARLY SDK ACCESS, an extra controller, and we'll help you get started. On top of that, gamers will know you because your games will be marked with a FOUNDER EMBLEM and we’ll be helping you on the promotional side for a year.

When Kickstarter ends tonight at 10 p.m. PT, the OUYA team will be celebrating together. It’s been a lot of work, and a wild 29-day ride, but we are so grateful for the support. Our first toast will be dedicated to you, the backers who made OUYA possible.

After that, it’s back to work. We’ve got aggressive goals and we’re going to deliver. We’ll continue to push for the best content and coolest features we can bring to our little magic box. We’ll keep you apprised of the controller as it takes shape. We’ll continue to interact with you via Facebook, reddit, Twitter, Google+ and of course, our soon-to-come homepage at www.ouya.tv. And we’ll continue to listen to your requests, and answer your questions.

We cannot emphasize enough how much your actions and attitudes have influenced us. You’ve taken our dreams and made them your own, and together we will make them real.

With that, I tip my hat to you, our backers/founders/friends.

Thank you.

--Julie

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    1. Emil Lundberg on

      I hope you can get four etched controllers with the $255+60 pledge, eh? Is there any chance there might be available a name-etched limited edition set?

    2. Aureliano Fazio Baiz on

      This justs keeps getting better and better.
      I pledged $190 for the limited edition brown brushed OUYA, 2 pads + outside US shipment.

    3. Mathew Frank on

      Do you mean that extra controllers at $30 each additional? So for my 699 Dev special with two controllers, I need to add $60 a complete set of 4?

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      William Lem on

      Julie

      totally was on the fence. totally back on the boat. You truly make it a worth while kick starter with all the updates and specs.

      once you close kick starter would love to see another video about the progress you have made. Plus who doesn't like to see behind the scenes.

      Good luck every one at OUYA!

    5. Devon Rampe on

      The extra controllers are gonna pump you guys past $8 million for sure! :)

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      Adam on

      Namco! I'd kill to see a port of the original Katamari Damacy, or *gasp* a new one...

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      Ed on

      +1 on the IR receiver!

    8. Shawn Setnicky (yuppicide) on

      With all this other stuff they are adding to Ouya such as listening to the radio and OnLive, stuff I am not intrested in, I wonder how much space will be left in the end for games. Upgrading or having room for more space is vital.

      I already have a media player for my television that does all that stuff.

    9. Noah Rusnock on

      Live stream the office for the final countdown and celebration! Give us a speech when the clock hits zero!!!

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      Richard on

      Your just missing an IR receiver now!

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      Russell on

      Great work Julie. Always glad to see some updates

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      siriru on

      I think $30 for each controller so with the $225 tier you have to add $60

    13. Sukxk Oomo on

      Wie immer alle Neuigkeiten zur OUYA auf Deutsch nur bei www.ouya-news.net

    14. Robert Hoogendoorn on

      @Erwin - add 90 dollar (it's 30 dollar for each controller)

    15. BJ Tomiko
      Superbacker
      on

      If we're at the $225 level, can we add $60 to get 4 limited edition controllers with our name etched in them?

    16. Nikko Bautista on

      I pledged $140 for a bronze OUYA + $90 for 3 more controllers, total $230 pledge - is this correct, or am I missing something?

    17. Yang Zhou on

      I'm happy to see 4 controller support but....honestly can a Tegra 3 drive any sort of serious game with 4 players?

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      Steven Gonz on

      So i have pledged for the limited edition backer exclusive. My question is would I only need to put in another $40+ to get 3 more controllers?

    19. Russell Brown on

      I hope you guys still do periodic updates on Kickstarter after it's over. I always enjoy reading about the progress (and getting the notification in my email) of my backed projects.

    20. J. Brandon Massengill
      Superbacker
      on

      I do not use Facebook, but I would love to see the katamari damacy games brought to ouya. All other games are secondary to me.

    21. David Stark on

      Four controller support? Have an extra $60! :D

    22. Erwin Shades Kiekens on

      so how do get the 4 controllers in the $225 tier?

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      Anthony Torres on

      *sings* Looks liiikkkeee wee maaddee iiiitttt!!!!!!

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      jean on

      love the daily updates can't wait to march

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      Aaron Taggart on

      Yaaaay!! 4 controllers :)

    26. Leonardo Garcia on

      thanks like developer this are the new i was waiting for :)

    27. Dabogues on

      So glad everyone can now stop freaking out about Plex.

    28. Marty
      Superbacker
      on

      Still nothing special for the early bird? Why did I throw my money at a project so early on when I could have waited until the last day to be among the horde. Thanks for making us feel special. -An early bird whos got no worm

    29. Rudolfs Caune on

      THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for 4 controller support :) this is gonna be super console :) OUYA OUYEAH :)

    30. bonmot on

      Fantastic news about Plex. Thanks for being responsive!

    31. Alexandre Rochon on

      Keep up the good work! I've been around since day 1 and I'm even one of those with the 699$ pledge. I'm excited to bring something to this console who's gonna be a great success! Thanks for making it possible!

    32. Benni Klomfass on

      Congrats. But will you post a summary of all features of your little magic box?

      Thanks and good luck

    33. Kevin Spicer on

      OUYA am i excited.... ;)

    34. SteeScribbles on

      Will the OUYA support third party controllers?
      Also, how will the controllers be powered?

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      Damian on

      It just made me a little annoyed that I couldn't get a founder emblem for my $160 pledge because I wanted a special edition shipped to Australia... :/

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      umair on

      I like your daily updates.
      Hopefully they continue after the deadline pass.
      I think other projects on kickstarter can learn a thin or two about communication from the OUYA team.
      maybe its an opportunity for you to write up "how to be successful on kickstarter" once you're done.

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      Senna Bustamante on

      Looking forward to it. Keep up the good work!

    38. RS on

      Good news.